Want an affordable inflatable boat to take your family out on the lake? Looking for some father and son bonding time fishing on the lake? If so, then the Intex Excursion 4 might just be the boat you’ve been looking for.
The Excursion 4 is a versatile boat that is big enough for a family or several of your friends. It’s lightweight, and when not in use it can easily be stored away in a small space.
In this Intex Excursion 4 review, we’ll go over the boat’s best features, construction, pros and cons, what’s included, and more.
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Intex Excursion 4 Review: Boat Overview
The Intex Excursion 4 is a great little boat for small families, fishermen, and college students looking for some weekend fun. This boat is versatile and compact, and is ideal for camping trips, fishing trips, or weekend getaways with friends. Inflatable boats are a great way to get out on the water without the hassle of trailers and large storage requirements.
While this is an entry-level inflatable boat, the Intex Excursion 4 is sturdy and can be quickly inflated and setup by a single person. The boat has four seats with back rests to make your experience comfortable, and it also comes with two fishing rod holders, a gear storage pouch, and four welded oar locks.
You have the option of adding a small motor to the Excursion 4, which we recommend. It will be much easier to motor to your favorite fishing spots, and really makes the boat more enjoyable.
Rivers, lakes, estuaries, and dams are all ideal for this little boat. Take the Excursion 4 on downriver cruises, bird and animal spotting adventures, fishing, and picnics.
The Intex Excursion 4 boat is made of heavy duty, puncture resistant PVC vinyl. This durable vinyl is three layers thick, with two heavy gauge PVC outer layers laminated to an inner mesh layer of polyester. Not only is it strong and durable, it’s also comfortable with the inflatable I-beam floor and included back rests.
When fully inflated, the Excursion 4 is 124″ x 65″ and weighs 44 pounds. It can carry 880 pound maximum and is Coast Guard and NMMA certified. Those who are looking for something a bit more spacious should check out the larger Intex Excursion 5.
This boat has three separate air chambers, including an auxiliary air chamber in the main hull for extra buoyancy and safety. A Boston valve on the two main hull chambers makes it quick and easy to inflate and deflate.
A grab line that goes all the way around the boat is nice for added safety and convenience. The boat also features a grab handle on the bow which makes it super easy to pull the boat in and out of the water.
The Intex Excursion 4 has a maximum capacity of 4 people. The two seats include back rests for additional support and comfort, and the seats face one another. The inflatable I-beam floor is sturdy, adding additional rigidity to the boat and increasing passenger comfort.
The welded oar locks are strong and won’t break under pressure. The two included oars are made of aluminum and are sturdy. The aluminum construction means that they are rust proof, but also lightweight. Each oar is 54in (137cm) long.
Intex Excursion 4 Rating
|Max Weight Capacity||880 pounds|
|Passenger Capacity||4 person|
The Intex Excursion 4 inflatable boat includes two 54″ (137cm) aluminum oars, welded on oar locks, a carry bag, a high-output hand pump, and an inflatable boat repair kit.
All Intex inflatable boats are backed by their 30 day warranty which covers manufacturer defects.
Does the Intex Excursion 4 come with a motor?
No, the Intex Excursion 4 does not come with a motor. You can, however, buy a suitable motor and motor engine mount.
Is the Intex Excursion 4 safe for children?
Yes, the Excursion 4 is safe for children. However, children should always be accompanied by an adult and wear life vests.
Can I get an engine mount from any dealer?
No, the Intex Excursion 4 should be mounted with an engine mount from Intex which has been specifically designed for your boat.
Are leak repairs easy to do?
Yes, repairing leaks with the included repair kit is very straight forward. Larger holes should be repaired by a professional for your own safety. Although the Excursion 4 is not likely to tear easily, accidents can happen and punctures 2 inches or larger should be professionally repaired.
Can I register my boat easily?
Yes, Intex has an easy to follow, online registration form that you can complete.
Can I take the Intex Excursion 4 in the ocean?
The Intex Excursion 4 is not built for rough ocean waters, but calm seas are fine. We highly recommend mounting a motor to your boat if you’re going to take it in the ocean.
The Intex Excursion 4 is a decent entry-level inflatable boat for going out with family and friends. It’s perfect for weekend camping trips and fishing with the boys.
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